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Digital Smiles Design Concept

Dr Andrew Killgore attended the first “Digital Smile Design Concept” course through the Kois Center in Seattle (https://www.koiscenter.com) to gain an insight on a new technology that could transform the lives – and smiles – of hundreds of patients. Digital Smile Design takes digital imagery of a patient, and by using complex Dynamic Facial Analysis,…

Afinia Teams Give Back in Monterrey, Mexico

March 9th to the 12th, the Afinia Teams traveled to Monterrey Mexico to participate in giving back to those in need of dental care at a local clinic there. The Afinia Dental teams just returned from the second 2018 Mission trip to Monterrey, Mexico,October 9th-12th, 2018 sharing their caring dentistry with those in need. I…

Acid Reflux and How it Affects your Teeth

GERD, gastroesophageal reflux disease, is more commonly known as acid reflux disease. It happens to children, adolescents, and adults. In this condition, common in American patients, acid from the stomach leaks up past the valve that’s supposed to keep it inside the stomach and into the esophagus, throat, and mouth. It travels with a host…

Can Kissing Cause Cavities?

Kissing comes with risks. You might fall in love, catch a cold, or be grossed out by bad breath. But did you know that kissing someone with poor oral hygiene could increase your risk for cavities? At our Cincinnati dental offices, we want to explain how this frightening, yet very true, cavity swap can happen.…

Chew Gum for Better Dental Health

By now, you have probably heard about Xylitol gum, but you aren’t sure why it is such a big deal. Isn’t it just another artificial sweetener? Not at all! While Xylitol looks and tastes much like sugar, it will not raise blood sugar levels the way sugar does. And since it’s found in many fruits…

Is Mouthwash an OK Substitute for Brushing?

At our dental offices in Cincinnati , we’re occasionally asked if it’s okay to replace brushing with mouthwash, or supplement it with a rinse. Most of the time, mouthwash is used to relieve a bit of bad breath embarrassment. And while quick swish of mouthwash can give you a tingly, minty fresh mouth, could it…

Concerned About Osteoporosis? See Your Dentist.

As we get older, our bodies go through a lot of changes. Some of them don’t directly affect our health, but one in particular may. We’re talking about osteoporosis. At our dental office in Cincinnati, many of our patients are over the age of 50 and, therefore, at increased risk for osteoporosis. Believe it or…

Is Dental Care Important During Pregnancy

Is Dental Care Important During Pregnancy? Is dental care necessary for a pregnant woman? During these nine months, pregnant women need to be very careful in maintaining a balanced diet to have a healthy baby. One of the most important measures to take for a pregnant woman’s health, however, is… Link: Is Dental Care Important…